Archive for May, 2010


Quilt - Emerald Green Color Block Modern Design


Yellow quilting cotton fabric


quilt layout - modern color block design in yellow and white


or maybe…

quilt layout - modern color block design - yellow and white


Inspired by the back of my “Leafy” quilt,  I’m toying with the idea of monochromatic color blocks (and yes, more yellow). Not sure if it’ll get past the design wall yet.

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Fabric shopping…

Fabulous as the online stores are, I really like shopping for my fabric in person where I can see and feel it for myself, but *sigh*, most of the  quilt shops near me are pretty traditional in their fabric buying.

Still, I periodically check the local shops, hoping I’ll find a little bit of modern tucked among the traditional.

I got to one yesterday, just as it started to pour so I had plenty of time to browse while I waited for the rain to let up. A few bolts of Kona (including my favorite dark  blue “Marine”), a Michael Miller stripe, a random fat quarter and alot of yellow later…

Pile of recently purchased quilting cotton fabric

I just did a series of yellow-orange quilts, and I think my subconscious wants to do more, because I wasn’t looking for yellow, but this is what I kept picking up.

Yellow quilting cotton fabric

Either that or my subconscious just wanted the sun to come out. *shrug*

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Hello world!

Two requests in less than a week for my then-non-existant blog was enough to kick “start a quilt-y blog” off the “Maybe-I’ll-do-it-someday” list and onto the “eh, let’s give it a try this weekend” list

But where to start? Well, it’s not very creative, but it’s where my quilts start so it seems appropriate somehow….

Yep, red walls (no, I didn’t choose the color, but it’s a beautiful one), yep, antique spinning wheel (nope, I don’t spin and it doesn’t work), yep, work in progress on the design wall (already done, actually, and in the shop – these photos are a few days old now)

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